Matthew Hassan KukahCatholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop
Bishop Kukah leads the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria. He obtained his ordination as Catholic Priest in 1976. Between 1999 and 2001 he served as a member of the Nigerian Investigation Commission of Human Rights Violations. From 2004 until his nomination as bishop he worked as a parish priest of Saint Andrews’s parish in Kakuri, he was secretary of the National Political Reform Conference (2005) and from 2005 onwards he has been serving as the chairman of the Ogoni-Shell Reconciliation. Additionally, between 2007 and 2009 he worked also in the committee for electoral reform set up by the Nigerian government.
Maureen GoodmanBrahma Kumaris, Programme Director for the Brahma Kumaris UK.
As Programme Director for the Brahma Kumaris UK, Maureen works with diverse communities in building spiritual capacity in times of transition. She has a deep interest in the spiritual and ethical dimensions of climate change and the connection between our inner state of being and the state of our Earth. She has a long-term involvement in inter-religious dialogue and represents the Brahma Kumaris on the Board of World Religious Leaders of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, is a Spiritual Ambassador to The Living Peace Projects and she is also part of the Strategic Circle of the Spirit of Humanity Forum.
Sri Sri RavishankarThe Art of Living, Founder
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He is the founder of Art of Living and has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 180 countries, Gurudev has reached an estimated 500 million people. Gurudev has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.
- Dec 09 2023
- 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Land Restoration – UNCCD
85% of the world population believe in a faith or a religion. This event will spotlight the power of collaboration between different faiths for a common cause: land restoration. Through meaningful interfaith exchanges from leaders and representatives from various faith communities and religions, we aim to explore the shared values that underpin our responsibility to care for the Earth. This event is a platform to bridge gaps, strengthen understanding, and foster cooperation in the pursuit of a healthier planet.